Bicycling (South Africa) - - Fetish - R32 500 MOMSENBIKES.COM – JM

TThe orig­i­nal 100mm-travel Vipa is a proudly South African suc­cess story – you’ll see a hand­ful at any moun­tain-bik­ing event around the coun­try. The 120mm Trail is Momsen’s bold move to make one bike that can do ev­ery­thing.

It’s not a ‘trail’ bike in the sense that you’d be able to keep up with Greg Min­naar down a moun­tain (you can find those on p90), but the ex­tra 20mm of sus­pen­sion gives you the con­fi­dence to take gaps you wouldn’t nor­mally take, and at­tack ob­sta­cles that might have scared you in the past. It’s also su­per-com­fort­able for a marathon race such as JoBerg2c.

The al­loy ver­sion is new for 2019, and is prob­a­bly the best-value begin­ner dual-sus bike in South Africa. The frame has boost spac­ing and in­ter­nal ca­ble rout­ing, and it’s the only bike in this cat­e­gory that comes stan­dard with 1x12 SRAM Ea­gle NX. Get your­self a drop­per post, and the dirt is your play­ground.

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